Afilias launches .poker this week, and it is the only new TLD launch I could find.
I can only find one new top level domain name on Calzone.org that’s launching this week, so it will get a little extra focus.
Afilias launches .Poker on Tuesday with support from about 70 registrars. Retail pricing appears to be in the $40-$50 range.
Heading into today, there are about 540 domain names in the .Poker zone file, so it’s off to a fairly good start through sunrise and landrush. Some of the good domain names that are already taken include: 7CardStud.poker, Bluff.poker, Live.poker and Watch.poker.
Many of the registrations so far are brands, some related to poker and others not. Gambling company domains registered so far include: PokerStars.poker, FullTilt.poker, Bodog.poker and Bellagio.poker.
Other brands protecting themselves include the usual suspects: Apple.poker, TDameritrade.poker and XBox.poker.
Afilias beat Donuts, Famous Four Media and Dot Poker LLC to win rights to the .Poker domain name.